Posted: 21/05/2016 at 18:18
no dig is my preferred way too.
At first you need to turn the soil and dig in plenty of muck...that's it then.
then add as much compost, mushroom compost, fresh seaweed,,manure as possible...ideally every year.
The only digging is for runner bean trench
I grow excellent crops on my rich sandy loam...healthy, pest free, tasty and good looking. Carrots for example and all salad crops produce fast results too. just a light dusting of fish blood and bone and a couple of sprays of seaweed
I would never now dig over veg plot....I am convinced digging damages soil structure and fertility.
So.....dig first year with generous incorporation of compost then it is pretty easy